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Avaaz Campaign: Trees not Tricks

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on December 7th, 2010

Right now, international climate negotiations in Mexico are heating up — but powerful timber companies are lobbying Australia for special favours which would undermine the talks. Climate Minister Combet is already at the climate summit, and we have just days left to shift his position — let’s call on him to oppose loopholes for loggers!

Forests are a key line of defence against climate change, because trees absorb global warming pollution. Limiting the destruction of forests is a keystone of any climate treaty. But logging companies are seeking to duck their climate obligations, lobbying the government for a massive exemption from accounting for the environmental costs of commercial tree-cutting.

It’s not too late to stop this sham. Let’s send a resounding message from Australian citizens to safeguard our forests and climate, not sell them out to big industry. Send your urgent message to Minister Combet — it will be sent to him directly and delivered at the talks in Cancun before they end on Friday.

Go to the website to get involved http://www.avaaz.org/en/australia_trees_not_tricks/